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National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War

The Motherland monument © Matvey Andreyev
The Motherland monument © Matvey Andreyev

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War is dominated by the enormous Motherland Monument, looking like the sword-wielding sister of the Statue of Liberty. The museum houses a fascinating collection of World War II artefacts in a Soviet-built building. Decommissioned tanks sit outside, symbolically painted with flowers and nearby another interesting statue entitled 'To the Fallen' serves as a memorial to all those who fought and died in the war. Although most of the museum notes are in either Russian or Ukrainian, the exhibitions are well laid out and the displays are fascinating.

Address: 24 Lavrska Street

Website: www.warmuseum.kiev.ua